What is Render FarmRender farm is a collection of high performing computers built to render still images or animations often called CGI or computer generated images. These computers(usually called nodes) are networked together to perform a specific task(parallel computing) for the completion of a rendering job.
How Render Farm Works?Using a render farm is not a complicated process but rather a simple one. Although, you may encounter some issues if not done correctly. Below is a simple process that will show you how it works:
Whatever software you are using (like 3DS Max, Maya, SoftImage, Cinema 4D, and many others), the first step in the process is sending you project file to the render farm of your choice. It can be accomplished using FTP or a farm plugin sometimes even through HTTP or sending the files using a physical media like a DVD.
The next step is launching the project and rendering.This is where the “magic” begins. As defined above, the render farm using the software of your choice will distribute the files to every computer in the farm and start processing or rendering parts of your project in parallel. Of course, each of these computers has an instance of the software you choose installed and well configured.
The last part of the process is when the user receives the rendered version of the project either an image, animated movie or film.
Render Farm Supported 3D Software
|Autodesk 3ds Max||Autodesk Maya||Autodesk SoftImage||Blender||The Foundry MODO||Newtek Lightwave|
|Rhinoceros||Maxons Cinema 4D||Sketchup||E-on Software Vue||Planetside Terragen 3|
Render Farm Renderer
|Corona Renderer||Cycles Renderer||KrayTracing Renderer||V-Ray Renderer||Arnold Renderer||Blender Renderer|